YouTube is out #YouTubeDOWN #YouTubeisdown

Hi All,

Thanks for messaging me about my videos. I checked and YouTube is indeed down. The regular schedule for tomorrow shouldn't be affected. Overcoming the Obstacles will air at 12:00 Noon Eastern. You'll love what we have in store! The url is youtube.com/overcomingtheobstacles

The livestream on my main channel is at 3:00 pm. EDT. I'll be reviewing a great product and then we'll chat for awhile. That url is youtube.com/gaylecrabtree

Hopefully YouTube will be up soon. What are you doing to cope with the outage? Head over to Gayle Vlogs on Facebook to let me know.

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Hotlines that may help in a post - Kavanaugh confirmation world

Like many others in the U.S., I have been moved by events surrounded the Kavanah confirmation debate. Br. Christine Blasey Ford testified as to having been sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanah. Unless you live under a rock on Mars, then you know what happened next.

Three victims of domestic violence called my phone this weekend needing shelter. Emails from sexual assault survivors poured in and my Facebook page blew up. Survivors are looking for help and a listening ear. It's only natural to go online these days. As a survivor who opened the first online rape recovery groups and forums back in 1995/1996, I know firsthand that the internet can bring healing.

These are links to some of the resources that I have found. These lines are often staffed by people who have "been there, done that" and want to help. Together, we can help each other through this. Remember, if you need emergency help, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.


Sexual Assault

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network)
Telephone hotline: 1-800-656-HELP 
Visit their website link to call through your smartphone app - www.rainn.org

Website and online chat www.thehotline.org
Telephone 1−800−799−7233
Information and other resources National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Has a national list of statewide coalitions www.nsvrc.org

National Human Trafficking Hotline
24/7 Hotline 1-888-373-7888 (An easier to remember pattern for the number is 1.888.3737.888)
Text 233733
Online chat https://humantraffickinghotline.org/chat

National Suicide Hotline
Phone 1-800-273-8255
Online chat https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
Spanish 1-888-628-9454
Deaf and hard of hearing 1-800-799-4889

National Alliance on Mental Illness
This organization can help you find resources to help with depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges. Their non-emergency number is 1-800-950-NAMI (6264).

Non-emergency resources

Telephone hotline for crime victims 1-855-484-2846
Non-emergency assistance by chat or text victimsofcrime.org 

* National Coalition Against Domestic Violence ww.ncadv.org/

* National Network to End Domestic Violence www.nnedv.org

Please note: I'm not a professional. I'm only offering these websites and as a source of information and encouragement. People do care. My hope is that you will always keep in mind three things:
You can heal.
You deserve to heal.
You are worthy of whatever support you need to heal.


How to make extra money online to boost your income

My ability to make money online came through the need to be creative in earning extra income. Through the years, some groups have invited me to speak who couldn't help much (or any) with travel expenses. Working online seemed like a realistic option - if I could figure out how to do it. That was a decade ago. In this article, I'm sharing with you how to make money online with freelance work, side hustles, blogging and vlogging and other legit ways to boost income.

The internet growth has created an incredible number of work-from-home  freelance opportunities and more ways to earn extra income online than ever before. New social media platforms provide options for boosting your audience that weren't available even a few years ago. Each platform bring the opportunity to reach more people and to boost your following so that you can make money online.

In addition to travel, the extra income that I make has paid for both of my daughters' weddings, college textbooks and generally paid off bills. If I can do it, you can too. The work isn't quick, but it can be done. Here are some tried and true methods to help you get started.

Well known income and ad revenue platforms
     Google Adsense
     Pay Pal Pay Me link

Affiliate marketing: Amazon, Commission Junction, individual companies 
Referrals: AirBnB, Groupon
Products: Zazzle, Café Press
Refer people to products you know and like: AAA South, TubeBuddy
Sell review products on eBay, Craigslist, Facebook, and/or sell new or gently used items on these sites.
Monetizing tweets: SponsoredTweets
Blogging – Sponsored ads/links, Google Adsense
Side hustles
Writing blog posts
Formatting e-books
Self-publishing books
What can you write about: How to books, share passions

Webinars: Skype, Facebook, GoToMeeting
Local classes